Maharashtra couple seeks lessons from Youtube to become robbers, held

They used to watch house-breaking theft videos on Youtube, including the use of gas-cutters to pull out latches of doors and perfected the skill by using a gas-cutter on objects at home.

Published: 30th October 2019 12:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2019 12:36 AM   |  A+A-

YouTube

The couple used to watch house-breaking theft videos on Youtube, including the use of gas-cutters (File Photo | AP)

By PTI

NAGPUR: A couple in their 20s have been arrested for allegedly robbing houses after learning various methods of break-in by watching Youtube videos, police in Maharashtra's Nagpur said on Tuesday.

An official said the accused Haziapahad resident Shailesh Vasanta Dumbre (29) is an MBA holder while his partner Gauri Gomade (21) is a Bachelor of Arts student in Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya here.

"They live together and used to watch house-breaking theft videos on Youtube, including the use of gas-cutters to pull out latches of doors. They perfected the skill by using a gas-cutter on objects at home," he said.

He said the couple is accused of robbing Rs 2 lakh from a house in Mankapur area here in April.

"They were living in a rented bungalow in Gorewada area and used to commit two to three house-breaking thefts every month to support their lavish lifestyle. We zeroed in on them after they used an orange car bought on instalments in one of the thefts," the Mankapur police station official said.

The police seized a gas-cutter gun, oxygen cylinders and other tools used for thefts, he said.

"They have told police they were currently scouring Youtube videos on techniques to pry open ATMs," he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments(1)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • honestindian

    Master of Burglary Arts
    1 month ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp